Thursday, July 28, 2016


I will start by admitting that this card came straight from the beautiful imagination of my dear friend, Marelle Taylor. She's amazing and I love to sponge ideas from her... thanks for this one, Marelle! I didn't have the time to come up with a card for my nephew and his wife for their new pregnancy, but I felt that this one was elegant and just lovely!

This gorgeous card uses the new Floral Phrases stamp set bundled with the Detailed Floral Thinlits Die (pg 76-77 of the new catalog). The colors here are Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla, with the sentiment in Early Espresso. I also added a few pearls and a Very Vanilla ribbon.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Fresh Fruit

I have been playing with some new things and having so much fun! This one is Fresh Fruit... I like the black outline, but you don't have to use it if you prefer a softer look.

 And because I felt that these juicy strawberries needed a bit of sparkle, I added some Wink of Stella!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sitting Here

My sweet daddy just had his knee replaced a week ago and I wanted to send him something to let him know I'm thinking about him... the new Sitting Here stamp set was just the one! (it may be a little feminine for some guys, but my dad will still like it... or he'll just give it to my mom...!)

 I fussy-cut the pillows as well as the pup... again, I don't do much fussy-cutting, but these were easy (especially the pillows). Here's the inside:

Here's to my Pop feeling right as rain real soon!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Marquee Messages

I finally placed my first order from the new catalog and I took some time to play with my favorite set... Marquee Messages! Here's what I made:

Colors above: Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
Colors below: Emerald Envy and Wisteria Wonder

To get the vibrant color, I stamped on colored cardstock and then cut those pieces out. I don't do a lot of "fussy-cutting," but these pieces were easy. Give it a try!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Birthday Blossoms

Here's a sweet, simple card using Birthday Blossoms. I love using a coordinating stamp on the envelope and sometimes even the inside of the card, as shown here:

One of my favorite new products is the Wink of Stella Glitter brush. It's so easy, and it packs just the right amount of punch on any card! Here's a close-up of the flowers on a lighter pink version:

Have you stamped today?

Monday, February 8, 2016

More Tap Tap Taps!!

I sure love this set... here was the other card I made with it:

I'm in a phase where I don't want any "bumps" on my cards (as the post office worker calls them)... such as ribbon knots and rhinestones. I don't always like adding that extra 22 cents, so this card was an attempt to include ribbon and still keep the post office happy. ;)

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tap Tap Tap

I've always been drawn to this stamp set, primarily because I'm drawn to all things old fashioned, I suppose! I took some time to make some simple notecards to send to friends and this was my favorite:

Take a few minutes to say "hello" to one of your good friends today!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Today is my parents' 47th wedding anniversary! I mailed this card to them to commemorate the occasion:

You can see that I used some new stamps, including the gorgeous new "Number of Years" bundle from the new Occasions catalog! I can easily predict that I'll be using this set a lot.

I look forward to the time when I can celebrate 47 years with my own husband! ...but for now, we'll be happy celebrating our 24th.

Happy stamping!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Vintage Leaves #3

Here's another beauty using Vintage Leaves:

I admit that this one was totally CASEd from Teneale Williams. I didn't change a thing - hers was simply gorgeous! I didn't read her post to see how she did it, but I used a plain acrylic block to make the square... just inked that thing right up!

Blessings to you,

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Vintage Leaves

I promised to show you the other Vintage Leaves cards we made at my last workshop... here's the next one:

This one makes me think of how our own aspen trees are starting to turn golden! I simply stamped the leaves onto Whisper White using Crushed Curry, then used an Aquapainter and swiped a little bit of Pumpkin Pie onto the edges of them for more color. I am SO HAPPY that Stampin' Up! gave us the thick Whisper White cardstock for the bases! I always have loved the clean look of white cards, but have never been totally satisfied using the thin Whisper White. Now I can make them all the time! Love it!!

Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Autumn Birthdays

I'm thoroughly enjoying the Vintage Leaves set and decided to do an Autumn Birthdays themed class. Here is one of the cards we'll be making:

This was made by sponging some different colors onto a Hello Honey leaf and then spritzing it with alcohol and crumpling it up. It makes a gorgeous centerpiece for any card.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mom celebrated a birthday last week and this was the card I sent to her:

This was CASEd directly from a card that I made during a make-n-take at Convention. I loved it because it demonstrates how you can achieve a beautiful shaded look by using an Aquapainter and the Reinkers. Here is the inside:

After my mom received it, she sent me this picture saying that my card looks just like the last flower in a birthday bouquet she had received:

Cool, huh?! It feels so good to be able to carve out time to stamp again! I hope you're able to do the same!


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Paper Pumpkin - 50% OFF!!

Yes, I know it's been a long, LONG time since I've posted!! If you could look at my calendar over the last few months, you'd understand. I feel like I've circumnavigated the globe twice in a 3-month span!

But, I'm BACK! And I'm so glad for that! In fact, my last trip was to Salt Lake City for the annual Stampin' Up! Convention, and it ALWAYS gets me so pumped up and ready to go! I love my job... even after all these years! I hope you don't take my absence to mean that I don't... it just has the luxury of being able to be set aside while I catch up on life. (How many jobs can do that?!)

Okay, so while I was at Convention, I got a sneak peek of the next two Paper Pumpkin kits and they are A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! If you've never signed up for Paper Pumpkin, or if you dropped your subscription along the way, or if you want a really cool gift idea, you need to sign up before August 10th!! (The August kit is especially fabulous and I don't want you to miss it!!)

To make it even more enticing, Stampin' Up! is offering first-time subscribers 50% off your first two months! 

This offer is good through September 10th, but again, I'd like you to take advantage of it before August 10th so you don't miss out on August's extra beautiful kit!!

Here's the fine print:
  • This offer is for first-time subscribers only. 
  • This offer is for month-to-month subscriptions only. It is not valid for pre-paid subscriptions.
  • After the 50% savings on the first two months, the subscription price will return to $19.95 per month - shipping included.
  • Visit to join, and use the promo code: HALFOFF
  • Deadline to sign up with this offer is 11:50pm (MT) on September 10th. 
I hope you'll give Paper Pumpkin a try. There's nothing better than finding a big red box in your mailbox!

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Saying Goodbye!!

It's that time again! Each year, we have several items that must retire in order to make room for new goodies!! Please click here or on the banner below to see the retirement list... and notice that many of them have REDUCED PRICES! You may order these items while supplies last until June 2nd, but things tend to sell out quickly, so DON'T DELAY!!

Have a great week!